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Bowood House and Gardens

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Bowood House and Gardens


Bowood House & Gardens 2018 Open Season 28th March 2018 – 4th November 2018.

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family. Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. Younger children will enjoy meeting friendly farm animals at Tractor Ted’s Little Farm and undercover fun in the soft play area.

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Or, visit Bowood House, which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection.

During the spring (late April to early June) visit the stunning Woodland Gardens, a woodland oasis offering breath taking vistas of colour covering over 70 acres.


Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In countryside


  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - Adventure Playground, Tractor Ted’s Little Farm & Soft Play Area

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Treehouse Café and The Stables Restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Free car parking
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • Toilets

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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Recent Reviews:

  • Mutley51
    Chippenham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Nice day out for the family
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 3rd March 2018
    A nice place for a day out. We went for the day with a picnic and the kids had a great time. There is plenty of space for walking about and lots to see and do. Read full review
  • johnjo1947
    Chippenham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    sunny day out with granchildren.
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd January 2018
    We were amazed at the overall size of bowoods property when driving in and out, was easy to park and to go through into the house its self ,which was steeped in history .it was amazing to think about... Read full review
  • penninelady1940
    Todmorden, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Memory Lane
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 22nd January 2018
    Such a beautiful place, the gardens are stunning especially when the Rhododendrons are in bloom. Went there as a child in the Brownies to see Princess Margaret. Love the lake, it’s worth every penny... Read full review
Bowood House and Gardens
SN11 0LZ

Tel: +44 (0)1249 812102

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Opening Times

Open (28 Mar 2018 - 4 Nov 2018)

* Open daily between 11am and 6pm from April to November.

Last Admissions 5pm and Car Park closes at 6pm.

The House and Soft Play Area close at 5.30 pm and the Adventure Playground and Tractor Ted’s Little Farm close at 5.45pm. The Treehouse café closes at 6.00pm. After the Autumn clock change, all closing times are brought forward one hour.

The Woodland Gardens are open daily between 11am and 6pm from late April to mid June, according to the flowering season.

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Friday, 30th March 2018 - Monday, 2nd April 2018

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Friday, 22nd June 2018 - Sunday, 24th June 2018

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Saturday, 30th June 2018 - Sunday, 1st July 2018

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Saturday, 18th August 2018 - Sunday, 19th August 2018

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Saturday, 25th August 2018 - Monday, 27th August 2018

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Saturday, 22nd September 2018 - Sunday, 23rd September 2018

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